1844–1931

Introduction

Born: June 11, 1844, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 9, 1931, San Fran­cis­co, Ca­li­for­nia

Buried: Moun­tain View Ce­me­te­ry, Oak­land, Cal­i­fornia.

Biography

Charles was the son of Charles Wendte and Jo­han­na S. Eb­el­ing, and hus­band of Ab­bie Louise Grant. Note: Some pub­li­ca­tions give his name as Wendté, but the ac­cent mark is not pre­sent on his tomb­stone.

Wendte gra­du­at­ed from the Mead­ville The­o­lo­gic­al School (now the Mead­ville Lom­bard The­o­lo­gic­al School), Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, in 1867, and Har­vard Di­vi­ni­ty School in 1869.

He served Un­i­tar­ian churches in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; and New­port, Rhode Is­land. From 1885–1900 he was en­gaged in de­nom­in­a­tion­al work on the Am­er­i­can Pa­ci­fic Coast.

There­af­ter, he was Sec­re­ta­ry for For­eign Af­fairs of the Am­er­i­can Un­i­tar­i­an As­so­ci­a­tion in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, spend­ing part of each year in Eur­ope.

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